Muscle testing is also known as applied kinesiology (AK) or manual muscle testing (MMT). It is an alternative medicine practice that claims to effectively diagnose structural, muscular, chemical, and mental ailments.
Applied kinesiology is not a part of the science of kinesiology, which is the study of the movement of the human body.
The basic idea behind AK is similar to one of Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion, which states, “for every action in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
Applied kinesiology takes this concept and applies it to the human body. This means that any internal issues you may be experiencing would be accompanied by a related muscle weakness.
Following this thought process, you should be able to perform a muscle test to diagnose any underlying medical condition. Muscle testing conducted in applied kinesiology differs from standard orthopedic muscle testing.
What is the theory behind Muscle Testing?
The theory behind applied kinesiology is that every organ and system in the body is connected to a specific muscle group. By testing the strength of these muscles, practitioners believe they can identify imbalances or blockages in the body's energy flow that may be causing health problems.
What Happens During a Muscle Testing session?
The practitioner will use manual muscle testing to evaluate the strength of various muscles in the patient's body, testing for parasites, food allergies and nutritional deficiencies. Based on the results, the practitioner will recommend treatments, dietary changes, nutritional supplements, and even exercise.